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Pandas first settle down in China’s plateau city

XINING, June 3 (Xinhua) — Two pandas arrived at Caojiapu Airport in Xining, capital of northwest China’s Qinghai Province, Monday, becoming the first pandas to settle down in the plateau city. The two pandas, named Hexing and Shuangxin, were from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. After their …

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White-lipped deer spotted in NW China

LANZHOU, May 29 (Xinhua) — Infrared cameras in a nature reserve in northwest China have captured images of over 100 white-lipped deer, a protected animal species in China. According to camera tapes collected by Gansu Qilianshan National Nature Reserve from October last year to April this year, groups of white-lipped …

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Power consumption reveals China’s economic vitality

BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — As a key barometer of economic activity, China’s power consumption rose 5.8 percent year on year in April, reflecting a flourishing development of new economic drivers and consumption upgrading. Total power use reached 553.4 billion kilowatt hours in April. The increase of power consumption on …

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Sweet business on Tibet plateau

LHASA, May 26 (Xinhua) — About 30 km west of Nyingchi, a city in Tibet Autonomous Region, is a strawberry greenhouse base. From the field to the shelf, it only takes half an hour for the fresh and perfect-looking strawberries to enter the homes of those who live on the …

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New species of orchid discovered in Tibet

KUNMING, May 18 (Xinhua) — Researchers have discovered a new species of orchid in southwestern China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and the finding has been published on a scientific journal. Li Jianwu, senior engineer of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one of the authors …

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China hopes U.S. ambassador will better understand Tibet through visit

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) — China hopes the U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will have a deeper understanding of Tibet Autonomous Region through his visit, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said Monday. “We welcome Ambassador Branstad to visit Tibet and hope he will have a first-hand understanding of economic …

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Drones employed to protect environment in Tibet

LHASA, May 13 (Xinhua) — Drones are being employed to help protect the environment in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A “drone inspection team” has been established in Nyingchi Prefecture, the first such inspection team in the region. The team consists of four drones and will inspect areas such as …

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Documentary film introduces Tibet to Riga audience

RIGA, May 8 (Xinhua) — The screening of a documentary film about southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region attracted an audience of around 200 people at the National Library of Latvia on Wednesday. Sun Yinglai, the Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Latvia, introduced the documentary Deep into Shambhala by …

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China’s top political advisor visits Tibet exhibition

BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) — China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has visited an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the campaign of democratic reform in Tibet. Wang, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, described the democratic reform that abolished the feudal serfdom of theocracy as …

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Dance drama The Railway to Tibet returns to stage

BEIJING, May 1 (Xinhua) — Chinese dance drama “The Railway to Tibet” returns to the stage of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from May 1 to 11, in commemoration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Produced by NCPA, the drama is themed …

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